By Peter Wells (adapted by Victor Rodger)
While receiving treatment for prostate cancer, writer Peter Wells - an intensely private person - reached out to the world via Facebook, where he examined his life as he also contemplated the end of it. Peter's posts were collated and published under the title Hello Darkness. Now, award-winning playwright Victor Rodger (Black Faggot) has adapted Hello Darkness as a one man show. Directed by Shane Bosher and featuring Roy Ward (Brokenwood Mysteries), Hello Darkness is both moving and amusing.
In Peter’s words: “During that time, I received in return an explosion of aroha on that most cynical of mediums – the internet. There was advice, commentary, encouragement, accompaniment. I made something out of nothing, if near death experiences can be said to be nothing. I learnt a lot”. This is the story of facing the biggest challenge and meeting it with grace, intelligence, wit and resilience.
By arrangement with Playmarket.
Nōnā e whāngaihia ana ki ngā rongoā patu I te mate pukupuku, ahakoa he tangata kāore I tino kaha ki te kōrero ki te whakaputa rānei I a ia, I toro atu a ia ki te Pukamata, ki reira whakamāramahia mai ai tōna ao, te ao o te tūroro mate pukupuku. Ko Peter Wells tēnei te kōrerotia nei. Ki te whakamāorihia te taitara o āna mahi, ka pēnei - nau mai te whēkere.